First to be completed will be the 3.22mn tons/year Sadara joint venture with US firm Dow Chemical, with the 2.6mn t/y Rabigh 2 venture with Japan’s Sumitomo due to start up units this year and next. This week Sadara signed up its third customer within the adjacent PlasChem Park, in its fourth chemicals supply agreement.

Sadara will supply ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) by pipeline to Surfactants Detergent Company (SDC), a joint venture of Saudi firms Ahmad K Al-Amoudi and Maydan Industry with Korean technology provider SFC, which is building a detergents plant within PlasChem. (CONTINUED - 503 WORDS)